Fashion Details

Partly inspired by Bill Cunningham’s “On the Street” photo essays, I’ve been taking photos of people wearing things that  catch my eye. But unlike Bill, who tries to be invisible as he photographs people he sees on the streets of New York City, I just go up to people and ask them if I can take a photo. (See my post “Fashion Aficionado Bill Cunningham” of the documentary about this inspiring man.)

If they are moving too fast and I can’t stop them without feeling like some weird stalker, then I’ll snap a photo of them in motion. The photos are taken on the fly so the quality varies. I don’t want to impose too much, so I just whip out my iPhone or Canon Powershot and shoot fast. Here are the photos I’ve taken so far.

I just got off BART (train in the Bay Area) when I saw this striking black-and-white knit skirt with perfectly matched seams. But she was several steps ahead of me so I hustled to get this blurry photo.

At Yoshi's jazz club in San Francisco: The lace was on the front and the back of this dress.

The checkstand across from me at the grocery store: I liked the use of button as decorative details.

This young lady told me she got these pants from Thailand. I loved that the pockets were on the outside attached to the waistband.

Pocket detail

 

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